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Presented by L.A. Theater Works, "The Actor Retires" is a comic one-act play that follows the life of a former actor who has decided to give up drama forever and become a furniture-maker. Packed with nonstop laughs, "The Actor Retires" stars such names as D.W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, and Lucy Childs. The lead in particular gives a great performance and drives home the play's hilarious antics. Dramatists and friends of actors alike will both appreciate Bruce Norris' witty one liners and goofy situations.

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This is a hilarious comedy in which an actor decides to end his career, throw out his resumés and become a furniture maker. Featuring a full-cast performance with D.W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, Lucy Childs, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Hurley, Amy Morton, Susan Nussbaum, and William Peterson.
(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

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  • Gwynne O'Reagan
  • 29-07-10

Breezy fun for theater-lovers.

An Actor Retires is great fun for anyone who knows people in the theater. The angst an actor puts himself through is shown in several hilarious vignettes. All the acting in this work is first-rate, and the leading man is superbly funny. My only quibble is that this is really an one-act play, so it goes by very quickly.

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  • EAlex
  • 19-11-18

ANYONE IN THE ARTS WILL LOVE THIS PLAY

Absolute perfection!!! I adore this play! Anyone who is in the arts will be able fo relate—just, spot on perfect satire captures the heartache, the vulnerability with such biting, aching truth! I cannot give this play enough stars!!!